Welcome to the Legal History and Empires Conference website

The organizers of the “Legal Histories of the British Empire” Conference held in 2012 in Singapore are pleased to announce the second conference “Legal History and Empires: Perspectives from the Colonized”. The conference will be hosted by the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

Barbados is the eastern most of the Windward Islands. It offers some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, award winning rums and flower gardens.  At the same time Barbados has a rich and complex history. It also retains many fine historical buildings. Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison form a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The island also retains the house where George Washington lived in 1751 on his only visit outside the mainland North American Colonies.

Keynote Speaker: Maya Jasanoff, Coolidge Professor of History and Harvard College Professor, Harvard University


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Information on accommodation options  and local transport arrangements will be posted in the near future.

 For further infomation and any inquiries please contact:

Dr Shaunnagh Dorsett(University of Technology, Sydney)
Dr Asya Ostroukh(University of the West Indies, Cave Hill)


Faculty of Law
Tel.: (246) 417-4215    Fax: (246) 424-1788   Email: